CornishEdit

PhraseEdit

nos da

  1. good night

WelshEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˌnoːs ˈdaː/, [ˌnoːˈstaː]

PhraseEdit

nos da

  1. good night

Usage notesEdit

Although nos is a feminine noun, the expected soft mutation of da is absent because of an old rule (now inoperative) that disallowed /ð/ after another dental consonant. Compare also wythnos diwethaf f (last week) with the same fossilized non-mutation.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Morris Jones, John (1913) A Welsh Grammar, Historical and Comparative, Oxford: Clarendon Press, § 111 vii (2), page 186